Posted on June 29, 2022
The Easy Way to Avoid More Pain During Cancer Treatment
What do you do when you get a cut or a scrape on your body? Do you want more pain or the added discomfort of even more pain from within your body?
I fully understand your dilemma and distress. It is no way to live. Thankfully, there are some easy ways to avoid pain during cancer treatment. You will only realize how easy when you fully understand the techniques I’m going to show you.
However, first, let me tell you why you want to avoid more pain during cancer treatment.
Simply put, you want to avoid more pain, especially unnecessary pain. There are 2 things that I can think of when I see a patient undergoing cancer treatment who is not in their “oh so moment” They are 1) the fear of getting more pain and 2) the fear of the unexpected.
First of all, we want to get it out of our way. Don’t we? That’s why it’s so important that we keep an open mind when we are faced with someone else’s cancer.
We want to overcome the fear of the unexpected. This is why I am going to focus on a medical breakthrough which is in the realm of neurosurgery, but has been getting acknowledgment in the realm of regular medicine for quite some time.
What is the “underlying cause” that causes pain? When a patient suffers a whiplash injury, or a car accident, what is the underlying cause of their pain? Of course, there are some medications that can temporarily be used to help with pain. However, they are rarely used and never the only solution. They are called “alliative medications.”
It is now known that the main source of chronic pain is nerve involvement. In addition to chronic pain, it can cause neck stiffness, headaches, stiffness in the neck, etc. This is a large category of patients.
The breakthrough in neurosurgery (neuroradiology) has been in treating patients without narcotics in a effective manner. While providing some relief, there is usually a great Improvement in the patient’s life.
How soon will we start to see results? Hard to say. It depends on the patient, their pain level, and how fast the tumors are coming in. Now there has been a lot of innovation in pain control, which is a good sign.
However, there has been some limitations as well. This means that in spite of all our advances, there is still no “cure” for pain. This is a large limitation.
However, what is even more disappointing is that many people are fooled into “downing” their pain meds as they punch the bottom line as they are forced to use handicap showers. This is shown by the October 2006 issue of USA Today. It showed that people were sticking to over-the-counter pain meds (you know our usual Tylenol, ibuprofen, etc.) This is the lowest 12-week period for narcotic pain use as shown by a review of prescriptions and doses in emergency room visits.
There is always a side-effect
Palliative therapy has its place and can be very effective. But it should only be a component of an approach to relief. We are not giving people cancer medication with this therapy. It is shown that people given this therapy when serious of cancer go back to the doctor’s office and no cancer is found.
We have to find a non-chemical way to reduce pain, because no drug will ever go straight to the cause. People have to havoc free, to find the root of the pain and fix it in order to have a happy life.